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subsistence

[-sis′təns]
Etymology: L, subsistere, to stand still
the state of being sustained or remaining alive with a minimum of life essentials.

subsistence

1. The minimum amount of something essential for life (e.g., a subsistence diet).
2. Any means of barely supporting life.

subsistence,

n the state of being supported or remaining alive with a minimum of essentials.
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Many in the feminist movement have been as blind to the work of the woman subsistence farmer as the liberal economists, with the exception of the work of Maria Mies and Vandana Shiva (e.
Consequently, a "pay raise" evenly distributed among the three components is better for junior personnel, because basic pay (which is taxed) increases greatly with pay grade, but the housing allowance (untaxed) increases much less from pay grade to pay grade and the subsistence allowance (also untaxed) is the same regardless of pay grade.
Among subsistence households, for example, the greater tendency for men to migrate increased women's involvement in agricultural work on the family holding.
The smallest minimum subsistence level was in Issyk-Kul region - 4,400 som and Talas region - 4,500 som.
Developed and piloted an adequate and scalable subsistence push pack able to sustain combat forces for a minimum of 180 days.
Aviado considered subsistence miners to be most affected by the CDO since they earn a living on a day-to-day basis and only when they are able to mine gold.
RACs form recommendations regarding the takings of subsistence resources on the public lands that are to be adopted by the FSB, unless a recommendation is not supported by substantial evidence, is detrimental to subsistence uses, or violates recognized principles of management.
Key words: Alaska; development; hunting; mining; roads; subsistence
The second-highest paid was Gwyneth Hayward, from the Development Management Committee, who has a senior salary of PS6,000 and who claimed PS750 in travel and subsistence.
Alaska: The program evaluates one potential sale each in the Chukchi Sea, Beaufort Sea, and Cook Inlet planning areas, while taking comment on other options, including an alternative that includes no new leasing, as well as other measures to protect natural resources and reduce conflicts with other ocean uses, such as subsistence activities.
BY MIRROR REPORTER THE Department of Public Expenditure and Reform issues guidelines relating to foreign travel and subsistence for ministers.
The subsistence minimum in Kazakhstan in December 2014 amounted to $103 (18,774 tenge), according to the data of the Statistics Committee of Kazakhstan's Ministry of National Economy.